THE Chances Mighty Mitts may have been the New Providence Softball Association men’s divisional cellar-dwelling team, but they proved that they are no push over for the front running BTC Elite Warriors.
In the NPSA double header in the Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex on Saturday night, the Mighty Mitts prevailed with a 10-9 nipping of the Warriors to move into a two-way tie with the JMEL Panthers at 4-11 as they now battle for the final spot.
The loss, the second straight for the Elite Warriors, dropped their record to 12-2, ahead of the Commando Security Truckers, who are sitting in second at 12-4. The Truckers handed the Elite Warriors their first loss during their last game played.
Meanwhile, in the ladies’ division, the College of the Bahamas Lady Caribs kept their playoff hopes alive as they pushed their fifth place record to 6-9 with a 23-2 rout over the hapless Black Scorpions, who remain in last place at 0-15.
• Here’s a summary of the two games played on Saturday night:
Mighty Mitts 10,
Elite Warriors 9
Cheddy Ferguson went 1-for-2 and was hit by a pitch and walked twice as he scored two runs. Michal Bethel was 2-for-3, scoring a run, Chris McPhee walked twice, struck out twice and reached on an error while scoring twice, Michael Ingraham was 1-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored and Charon Wallace was 1-for-4 with a RBI and run scored in the win for Chances.
Victor Grant was the winning pitcher and Jeffery Woodside suffered the loss. Sherman Ferguson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the fifth for his only RBI and scored three times. Eugene Bain was 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored and Deandre Rigby also went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in a losing effort for BTC, who are coming off a loss to the Truckers.
Lady Caribs 23, Scorpions 2
Elnicka Gibson was 2-for-3 with a triple, driving in five runs and scoring three times. Helena Curry was a perfect 3-for-3 with a RBI and four runs scored, Shandra Mackey was 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs, Richara Bain was 2-for-3 with a RBI and two runs scored and Daria Cambridge was 2-for-3 with two run scored in the win. Charity Rolle was the winning pitcher and Anita Moss suffered the loss. Keva Stuart was 1-for-2, Kiashna Newbold 1-for-2 with RBI, Cara Curtis 1-for-2 with a run scored and Denera Thompson scored the only other run after getting on base on a fielder’s choice.